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In New Orleans I got to attend a great symposium by OCLC entitled "Preserving Library Core Values and Envisioning the Future." It featured Derek Woodgate, Founder and President of The Futures Lab; Wendy L. Schultz, Ph.D., Director of Infinite Futures: Foresight Research, Training and Facilitation; and Stacey Aldrich, Assistant Director of the Omaha (Nebraska) Public Library System. Pretty interesting stuff. It's now available online for your viewing on OCLC's site.
Filipino Librarian writes "Who are the best persons to share 'Tips for Conducting Research and Evaluating Information'? In the case of Wikimania, librarians J Baumgart and Gary Price are the go-to guys.
A few weeks ago Google had the pleasure of meeting many librarians at the American Library Association's annual conference in New Orleans. They say it was gratifying to be part of the city's renaissance as a hub for gatherings like this one, and to share that historic experience with nearly 17,000 librarians who flew in from all across the country to share ideas and learn from one another.
They brought along a camera crew to capture some of the excitement, and they're sending this special ALA dispatch so that even if you weren't able to attend, you can get a taste of the experience.
Check out Chris Arnold's report on All Things Considered //NPR about the first convention to hit New Orleans after Katrina--yes, ALA.
Nice One From The Times-Picayune. Chris Rose says the American Library Association convention this weekend was a serious step in the right direction. "I don't mean to read too much into this event, but it's a sign that New Orleans is ready to be, once again, New Orleans when drunken librarians in relax-fit jeans and plaid shirts cavort in the halls of fancy hotels."
For the ALA annual conference in New Orleans that starts this Thursday, June 22, Fodor's offers a downloadable PDF New Orleans travel guide at Fodors.com. Updated for the ALA, it has information on hotels, restaurants, sites and Hurricane Katrina's effect on the Crescent City.
For the first time ever, we will be hosting a podcasting station at the conference!
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Here's an easy conference to take in, in the comfort of your own office or home--The International Podcasting Expo begins today and contines for 48 hours. Lots of give-aways and goodies, as per usual.
Download the schedule and other information on attending from PR web. Or buy a CD at the conclusion of the conference.
For those of you going to New Orleans, the New Members Round Table (NMRT) Mentoring Committee is once again seeking participants for their Conference Mentoring Program at the ALA Annual Conference in June! -- Read More
Leslie Burger is back from her quick trip to New Orleans along with Michael Gorman, Keith Fiels, Diedre Ross and Deborah Bloom. She says it appears from what they all saw that the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau along with the hotels are well prepared for the big conference. The Convention Center will be completely refurbished by the time of the conference. They also met with the asst. director of Public Health who reassured them about the city's capacity to handle emergency services.